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There are 7 ways to get from Shirakawa to Kobe by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Shirakawa to Tokyo Shinkansen Yamabiko / ...
  2. Take the train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

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Bus, train  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Nishigō to Basuta Shinjuku
  2. Take the bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
  3. Take the train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe

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Night bus  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the night bus from Nishigo to Ōsaka

Drive  •  7h 59m

  1. Drive from Shirakawa to Kobe 733.2 km

Train to Fukushima, fly to Osaka Itami  •  3h 36m

  1. Take the train from Shirakawa to Kagamiishi
  2. Fly from Fukushima (FKS) to Osaka Itami (ITM) FKS - ITM

Train to Sendai, fly to Osaka Itami  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Shirakawa to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  2. Fly from Sendai (SDJ) to Osaka Itami (ITM) SDJ - ITM

Train to Sendai, fly to Kobe  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Shin-Shirakawa to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
  2. Fly from Sendai (SDJ) to Kobe (UKB) SDJ - UKB
Shirakawa → Kobe
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The cheapest way to get from Shirakawa to Kobe is to night bus which costs ¥13300 - ¥13400 and takes 11h 39m.

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The fastest way to get from Shirakawa to Kobe is to train and fly which takes 3h 36m and costs ¥18000 - ¥29000.

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No, there is no direct train from Shirakawa to Kobe. However, there are services departing from Shin-Shirakawa and arriving at Shin-Kobe via Tokyo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Shirakawa and Kobe is 527 km. The road distance is 733.2 km.

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The best way to get from Shirakawa to Kobe without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs ¥17000 - ¥26000.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Shirakawa to Kobe, including transfers.

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Shirakawa to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, depart from Shin-Shirakawa station.

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The quickest flight from Fukushima Airport to Osaka Itami Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Shirakawa to Kobe train services, operated by Japan Railways Shinkansen, arrive at Shin-Kobe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Shirakawa to Kobe is 733 km. It takes approximately 7h 59m to drive from Shirakawa to Kobe.

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Map of how to get from Shirakawa to Kobe.
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  • Distance: 527.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Shirakawa, Japan and Kobe, Japan?

You can take a train from Shirakawa to Kobe via Tokyo in around 4h 19m. Alternatively, Kintetsu Bus operates a vehicle from Nishigo to Ōsaka once daily. Tickets cost ¥13000 and the journey takes 10h 50m.

Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Website
ana.co.jp
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥24000
Flights from Sendai to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥13000 - ¥40000
Ibex Airlines
Website
ibexair.co.jp
Flights from Fukushima to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥11000 - ¥23000
Flights from Sendai to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥17000 - ¥40000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Sendai to Osaka Itami
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥42000
Skymark Airlines
Website
skymark.co.jp
Flights from Sendai to Kobe
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥32000
Train operators
Japan Railways Shinkansen

Japan’s famous bullet trains, operated by Japan Rail, are known for their comfort, punctuality and efficiency. They run at speeds of up to 320km/h and connect most of the country’s major cities. Most shinkansen trains offer two classes – Ordinary and Green Car – although some also offer Gran Class (comparable to first class). Seat reservations can be made on all trains for a small fee, although it’s not mandatory apart from on a handful of routes.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shin-Shirakawa to Tokyo
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥5000 - ¥7000
Reserved seat
¥6000 - ¥8000
Green seat
¥7500 - ¥11000
Train from Tokyo to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
¥12000 - ¥18000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥12000 - ¥17000
Reserved seat
¥14000 - ¥18000
Green seat
¥18000 - ¥25000
Train from Kyoto to Shin-Kobe
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥4800
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥3000 - ¥4100
Reserved seat
¥3900 - ¥4800
Green seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Train from Shin-Shirakawa to Sendai(Miyagi/Jr)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥4600 - ¥7000
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Unreserved seat
¥4600 - ¥6500
Reserved seat
¥5500 - ¥7000
Green seat
¥6500 - ¥9500
Japan Railways (JR)

Japan Railways operates a large proportion of Japan's main intercity routes, including the high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) service and commuter rail service. Covering 1665 stations across 7458km, Japan Railways carries an average of 17 million passengers per day. Trains are clean, comfortable and punctual. There are several rail passes on offer for customers, such as the extremely popular national JR Pass and regional Hokkaido Pass, JR Kyushu Pass and JR West Pass, among others.

Contact Details
Website
hyperdia.com
Train from Shirakawa to Kagamiishi
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
¥370 - ¥550
Schedules at
hyperdia.com
Bus operators
JR Bus Tōhoku
Website
jrbustohoku.co.jp
Bus from Nishigō to Basuta Shinjuku
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
¥3900 - ¥5500
Schedules at
jrbustohoku.co.jp
JR Bus Kanto
Phone
03-3844-0489
Website
jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal to Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥3300 - ¥8000
Schedules at
time.jrbuskanto.co.jp.e.wn.hp.transer.com
Kintetsu Bus
Phone
06-6618-5301
Website
kintetsu-bus.co.jp
Night bus from Nishigo to Ōsaka
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
¥13000
Schedules at
kintetsu-bus.co.jp

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